UNC-Chapel Hill Linguistics MA Program

Greetings from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill! I am writing to you to ask for your assistance in letting your undergraduate majors and minors know about UNC’s master’s program in Linguistics. We offer a wide range of courses in all of the “core” areas of formal linguistics (syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, phonology, language acquisition and historical linguistics) as well as many additional areas including computational linguistics, writing systems, sociolinguistics, bilingualism and Mayan languages. Student funding is available on a competitive basis.

Our faculty members are well connected with other faculty in the area who work on language, both in other departments at UNC and at area universities (Duke University, North Carolina State University), and our faculty and graduate students have developed relationships with several minority language groups in the vicinity (in particular S’gaw Karen and Cherokee).

We have an active undergraduate major, and our MA and our dual degree BA/MA programs are thriving. Our MA graduates have been accepted to top tier PhD programs in linguistics around North America, such as UMass Amherst, UCLA, Stanford, Rutgers, NYU, University of Delaware, UT Austin, Indiana University, and University of British Columbia.

I would be grateful if you could forward this message and the attached flyer to any of your undergraduates who might be interested in pursuing an MA in linguistics at UNC Chapel Hill. Questions about our program may be directed to Misha Becker (mbecker@email.unc.edu), Director of Undergraduate Studies, or to me, Elliott Moreton (moreton@unc.edu), Director of Graduate Studies.

Thank you for your time!

Best wishes,
Elliott Moreton

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